Founded in 1998, Fair Trade USA is the leading 501(c) (3) nonprofit, third party certifier of fair trade products in North America. Fair Trade USA believes that all farmers and workers should have the opportunity to participate in the fair trade system, including workers employed by larger farms and farmers that are not part of organized cooperatives. In addition, Fair Trade USA works with farmers and workers in North America, including the U.S. As a result of our unique model, Fair Trade USA has expanded to certify more than 30 product categories, including dairy, quinoa, fresh produce, apparel, home goods, and seafood.
Because of the increasing complexity of supply chains and the need for precise verification metrics and data, Fair Trade USA continues to innovate. We are leading the movement into the future by investing in technological innovation to elevate the transparency and traceability of our certified supply chains.